Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs 1997–2012

Organized by the Denver Art Museum; Circulated by the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, in collaboration with the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

16 September 2013 – 19 January 2014

Oscillating between flatness and volume, story and metaphor, Laura Letinsky’s still life photographs challenge viewers to keep looking and to ask questions about how we see. The unexpected shifts of scale and playful illusions of space in Letinsky’s pictures are most pronounced in her recent work, in which she abandons traditional concepts of space, choosing instead to tape, pin or glue cut-out images of food and other objects to large sheets of paper, which she then photographs. In these images, the usual lines between real and imagined worlds are not only blurred, but tied into puzzling knots.

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